Minimum Wage, Voting Audit Ballot Drives Advance In MichiganOrganizers of 2022 ballot drives to raise Michigan's minimum wage and conduct another audit of the presidential election cleared a procedural step Wednesday when the state elections board approved summaries to appear atop their petitions.
Michigan House Cancels Voting For Week Due to COVID-19 CasesThe Michigan House of Representatives has canceled voting for the week because lawmakers and staff have COVID-19, are close contacts or are awaiting test results.
Michigan AG Nessel Asks Feds To Investigate Fake GOP ElectorsMichigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is asking federal prosecutors to open a criminal investigation into 16 Republicans who submitted false certificates stating they were the state's presidential electors despite Joe Biden's 154,000-vote victory in 2020.
Genesee County GOP Party Chairman Gets Probation For HarassmentThe leader of the Genesee County Republican Party who made a harassing phone call to a Democratic official in the Upper Peninsula was placed on probation Tuesday and ordered to write an essay about the effects of bullying.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer Plans Virtual State Of The State Address On Jan. 26In a joint statement, Whitmer and House Speaker Jason Wentworth said they agreed the address should be virtual "to ensure everyone can safely partake in this time-honored event."
Ballot Drive Launched In Michigan To Protect Abortion RightsA ballot drive launched in Michigan on Friday would protect women's right to an abortion in case the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
Here Are Some New Laws Rolling Out In Michigan This YearThe start of a new year also bring new state laws in Michigan.
Gov. Whitmer OKs Extending Development Tax Incentives In Michigan By 5 YearsThe state's economic development board can approve new projects through 2027, instead of 2022, under a bill signed last week.
Michigan Redistricting Commission Approves US House, Legislative MapsIn landmark votes, eight of 13 members of the panel created by a voter-approved constitutional amendment backed the 13-district congressional plan known as “Chestnut," and nine supported the “Linden” Senate map.
Whitmer Limits Michigan Redistricting Panel's Use Of Closed MeetingsGov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday that she signed legislation to prohibit Michigan's new redistricting commission from citing exceptions under the Open Meetings Act to hold closed sessions.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer Signs $1.5 Billion In Business IncentivesMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation Monday to spend $1.5 billion on economic development efforts for businesses, including possible funds to build a General Motors factory to manufacture electric vehicle batteries in the Lansing area.
Hamtramck Gets Ready To Inaugurate All-Muslim GovernmentHamtramck will become the first known city in the US with a government made up entirely of Muslims, according to the Muslim Public Affairs Council, which says it has no record of any other such administration.
Michigan County Commissioners Will Get 4-Year Terms Starting In 2024Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed bills into law that will extend a term to four years instead of two years. The change will begin with the fall 2024 election.
Whitmer Calls For Special Election To Fill 3 Michigan House SeatsOfficials say the vacancies are caused by the election of Reps. Douglas Wozniak and Mark Huizenga to Michigan Senate and the death of Rep. Andrea Schroeder. The vacant seats are for the 36th, 43rd and 74th districts.
Michigan Lawmakers OK $1.5B In Business Incentives, ReliefMichigan legislators late Tuesday passed a $1.5 billion bill with state incentives to land major business projects, including an electric vehicle battery factory that General Motors wants to build in the Lansing area.